[[t]ˈklɛr ɪ kəl[/t]] adj.
1) of, appropriate for, or assigned to an office clerk:
a clerical job[/ex]
2) doing the work of a clerk:
a clerical staff[/ex]
3) rel of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the clergy or a cleric
4) rel advocating clericalism:
a clerical party[/ex]
5) rel a cleric
6) rel inf clericals, Informal. clerical garments
7) rel a clericalist
Etymology: 1585–95; < LL

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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